Music fills our souls, inspires us to fly and creates a world that works for all.

I am glad to share incredible music from Sounds of Spirit Band and a loving choir. As music director, I have the pleasure of working with talented musicians, artists and singers. It is our joy to explore Divine connection through energy and sound. 

Join us as we expand. Come dine in music with us at Sunday Gatherings.

Feel the power of our choir and experience the musical consciousness of our guest artist. We welcome new singers/ speakers & facilitators to contact us.

Gino Walker, Music Director

Joining the choir is not just about singing; it’s about finding a community, unleashing your creativity, and experiencing the joy of making music together. Whether you’re a seasoned vocalist or someone who’s never sung before, our choir welcomes everyone with open arms. We are preparing for Father’s Day See me (Gino) after the

Gathering today May 5th or email me at:

The Choir On Fire


Joining the choir builds great community, camaraderie and the joy that comes from making music together. 

The personal fulfillment from singing, and the potential for new friendships.

Choir on Fire

Choir on Fire! at Universal Spirit Center opens hearts and minds with musical messages of love, unity and inclusiveness. Whether you are an experienced or beginning singer, there is a place for you in our choir.
Gino Walker is the director of Choir on Fire.
As Music Director for our Center, her creativity and passion for inspired music continues a popular and dynamic musical ministry at Universal Spirit Center! Contact Gino for information on the choir and rehearsal times.

Meet Universal Spirit Center's

"Sounds of Spirit" Band

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Gino Walker, Music Director

My mission: To lift and shift the light of consciousness all over the world through inspired song and word

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Linda Ele, Piano

Over the years that Linda has played piano at Universal Spirit Center, she has heard many, many people say that when they first came through the door, they knew Universal Spirit Center was special and they had found their spiritual home. Linda says she feels that same way, starting on her first Sunday playing piano here and all the Sundays since! Although Linda has “tickled the ivories” for many years playing solo piano and with other bands, playing at Universal Spirit Center has been the most meaningful for her. She says, “It’s an honor for my music to be part of the process for the spiritual experiences that people have at Universal Spirit Center.”

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Matt Bozone, Drums

Matt Bozzone is a drummer and percussionist based in San Diego. He has been playing drums for over 20 years, and working full time as a drummer since 2011. He has experience playing many different styles including afro-beat, funk, reggae, rock, hip hop, blues, jazz, rockabilly, and more. Matt has toured extensively throughout the U.S. with a handful of different bands, performing at popular festivals, clubs, performing art centers, and universities. His main touring gigs are with San Diego based world beat band Elektric Voodoo, as well as San Francisco based afro-funk band Afrolicious. When Matt is not on tour, he performs with a variety of bands around the San Diego area, plays drum kit at Universal Spirit Center, and teaches drum lessons.

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Oliver Shirley, Bass

He received a BA in Music from SDSU and a MA in Music from UCSD, where he studied with world renowned double bassist Bertram Turetzky and was Principal Bassist with the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra for five years. Oliver toured the world for nine years with the US Navy Band playing bass and tuba. He has played for Presidents Carter, Ford, Reagan and Bush along with numerous dignitaries, domestic and foreign. He performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland with jazz trumpet great Clark Terry. Oliver has been a veteran of the San Diego musical theater scene for over thirty years. He is an Associate Artist at Lambs Players Theater with over one hundred productions. He played the world premiere of a jazzy "A Midsummer Nights Dream", written and directed by bebop drum legend Max Roach. Oliver has been heard in virtually ever theater in San Diego. He has also recorded and toured with numerous San Diego jazz, pop, country, rock and blues bands.